Intuitive Eating

A Practical Guide to Make Peace with Food, Free Yourself from Chronic Dieting, and Reach Your Natural Weight
Narrated by: Evelyn Tribole, Elyse Resch
Length: 4 hrs and 14 mins
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Find Your Intuitive Eater Within - and Never Diet Again

Has food become your enemy? Now you can call a truce by consulting the one expert you can really trust - your own body. In this original audio program based on their popular book Intuitive Eating and updated with new practices and techniques, nutrition therapist Elyse Resch and dietitian Evelyn Tribole give you all the ammunition you need to get off the roller coaster of chronic dieting and heal your relationship with food. Guided by their 10 groundbreaking principles, you will learn to awaken your Intuitive Eater within by:

  • Challenging the "food police" mind-set and creating a new, healthy inner dialogue
  • Deciphering your body's physical and emotional hunger signals
  • Discovering the Satisfaction Factor to build a sensual and mindful relationship with food
  • Honoring your body through physical movement, lifestyle, and self-respect

"Diets rely on 'willpower' to try to forcefully control your body and eating habits," Resch and Tribole explain. "Being an Intuitive Eater is about allowing your body, psyche, and spirit to work in harmony for the same goal." With Intuitive Eating, you can finally end your battle with body image, renew the healthy relationship with food with which you were born, and reach the healthy weight that is right for you.

©2009 Evelyn Tribole and Elyse Resch (P)2009 Evelyn Tribole and Elyse Resch

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very helpful

Really enjoyed it. Usefull and important information to have a healthier relationship with food. Good narration as well.

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I loved this step by step approach to let go of diet culture. Thank you.

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Loved the more natural and intuitive perspective

Loved the different perspective offered. I'm a very intuitive person, so this message works for me. I'll find a way of assimilating Intuitive Eating to compliment my Weight Watcher's experience.

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A Flaw in Their "Science"

What disappointed you about Intuitive Eating?

Lack of science

Has Intuitive Eating turned you off from other books in this genre?

no

What do you think the narrator could have done better?

The narrator was fine.

What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

Disappointment

Any additional comments?

Okay, I really WANTED to like this book. A short background on me: I am 38 years old and started struggling with my weight 30 years ago. I went on a Slim Fast diet when I was 8. I definitely have "food issues" and have always struggled with almost constant hunger (some for mental reasons but some are most definitely just physical). In my 20's, I hovered around 220 pounds, once getting as high as 255 and as low as 199. When I became pregnant at 30, I completely lost control of my eating and weighed 299 the day I gave birth. One year later I evened out around 275. At 32 years old, I set out on a mission to conquer my weight once and for all. I dropped from 275 to 145. It's been 6 years since then and I still struggle with my eating but the highest I've ever reached is 180 and I usually hover around 160 and (at over 5'7) I feel pretty comfortable at that weight.

Because I still struggle a little with food, I'm always reading/listening to books like this in an effort to once and for all "cure" myself. I was disappointed to realize that this is the same old tired line about "listening to your body" that I've tried putting into practice from other books such as "Overcoming Overeating".

Here is why this book is flawed and putting this method into practice will make someone like me gain weight:Yes, at one time, we could absolutely listen to our bodies. That time was when we were living in the wilderness trying to survive. Now, things are very different. In addition to our bodies constantly seeking out "energy" in the form of food to avoid starvation (a very real problem until the not so distant past), we also now have foods that are actually created in a lab by scientists for the sole purpose of getting us addicted to their particular product in order to increase their sales. Think about that!! There is a multi-billion dollar industry that invests millions of dollars in advertising and product development. Their sales represent OUR addictions! So here's how intuitive eating can ACTUALLY work:

-Make sure you're always hydrated
-Get enough sleep every night-Deal with emotional problems as they arise and make sure you have good techniques for handling stress
-Avoid any processed foods as these are almost always full of empty calories as well as chemicals engineered to make you HUNGRIER!

And, MOST IMPORTANTLY, educate yourself about food and your body! Seriously! Stop letting others tell you how to eat and how to think. Tune into how food makes you feel after you eat it. Are you hungry 30 minutes later? That probably isn't because, as this book simplistically implies, you just have greater energy needs that day. If you just ate an oatmeal cookie and two servings of chips, you have consumed simple carbs and chemicals that work synergistically to make you more hungry, more quickly. Period. Pay attention to if you get really sleepy after a meal. That probably means you ate too much in general or too much of a certain macronutrient (usually simple carbs).

Bottom line PAY ATTENTION TO EVERYTHING! And remember the only way your body can give you TRUE insight into natural hunger is if you remove physical and emotional triggers.

I am a little annoyed that this book exists and that I wasted money on it but I'm hoping someone reads my review and saves themselves money AND weight gain!P.S. I am now a personal trainer and weight loss coach and I use these methods not only on myself but my clients with amazing results.

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Quick, easy read that’s adaptable to every lifestyle

After years of struggling with food and getting to the brink of developing an eating disorder, this book has finally showed me the path of constructing a healthy relationship with food. I listened to it during walks and its only about hours long. Super worth it! Thank you!

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This is one to revisit many times

I will definitely be revising and listening to this book many times! This book is so helpful with the process of getting back to being an intuitive eater. I love how often the authors remind you to be kind and patient with yourself through the process. It’s important!

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life changing

I loved their warm, understanding and helpful approach. I feel I was understood and now have the tools. I took my time and started implementing their techniques and feel great. I feel very blessed to have found this book. Thank you Evelyn and Elyse.

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Its a good guide

Its a good guide but I expected something more about the long distance trip or evolution

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Smart Read

Good insight. I have been unable to lose weight for a long time despite diet and exercise. I am 47 and believe it just goes downhill after 40. Trying to be happy with current weight and eat less portions. Everything in moderation is my motto.

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  • mims
  • 02-28-16

An amazing book for anyone with disordered eating

Would you listen to Intuitive Eating again? Why?

I have listened to it a few times already - so many things to learn from it

What about Evelyn Tribole and Elyse Resch ’s performance did you like?

Great narrators who are clearing compassionate and smart women with a genuine empathy towards disordered eating

Any additional comments?

Of the various books on mindful eating this is by far the best. It guides you carefully through the process and gives you tools to keep progressing.

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  • Ruth
  • 12-23-16

great audio

I loved the authors gentle and supportive approach. Found extremely helpful guidance and exercises to help me.

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  • Miss
  • 08-19-19

Life changing!

I have been watching what I ate sine I was 5 years old and I am now 37 it’s been a lifetime of eating disorders diets failure depression. I has this book for 3 years before I listened to it and over night it changed the way I eat and honestly my life. For the first time I feel confident that I have found a way of eating that is sustainable and makes me feel good. I have let go of years of body confidence issues and have trust in my body to do what’s best for me. If you struggle with eating this is an absolute must!! Good luck x

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 05-22-17

This concept has changed my life for the better :)

It's an ongoing process but I'm getting there for sure! Very highly recommend to anyone struggling

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  • kerry
  • 02-02-20

Changed my life

Not instant but implanted in my brain that I rolled with and changed my eating habits forever. Seed gets planted and be patient. Life changing

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  • jdessentials
  • 08-24-19

helpful and practical

I found this book helpful and practical. a great guide at looking after myself. many of the principle I have felt are true for some time but this book gives great guidance for actually finding a way of using intuitive eating instead of dieting to stay healthy and gain better health .

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  • KatyB
  • 06-09-19

Fantastic

Amazing and insightful listen...i will be listening to it again and again...there's so much useful information in this for anyone that has suffered with any kinds of issues with food. This book has given me hope that there may be a way out.

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  • S Richardson
  • 11-03-18

reframe your relationship with food

very infortmative and thought provoking. an easy read and at a good pace. RECCOMENDED
enjoyed 're reading it twice

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  • DHM
  • 01-26-18

A must for anyone who has ever struggled with food

this audiobook so immensely educational not all of it may apply to you but you will definitely get something out of it and you will definitely learn a few things about food and our relationship with it

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  • sheila
  • 06-04-17

AMAING

Would you listen to Intuitive Eating again? Why?

I WILL BE LISTENING TO THIS BOOK AGAIN AND AGAIN THIS IS WHAT I HAVE BEEN LOOKING FOR SO REAL UNDERSTANDABLE WISE POSSATIVE THINKING

What was one of the most memorable moments of Intuitive Eating?

BEING NON JUDGEMENTAL ACCEPTING YOURSELF

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

YES I DID AND WILL DO AGAIN

Any additional comments?

SO HELPFUL TIME TO HEAR WHAT YOU ARE LISTENING TO THOUGHT PROVOKING AND ACTION ENCOURAGEING VERY WELL DONE

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  • michael
  • 09-05-16

Life changing

If you are looking for a diet book with a hook like 'high fat, low carbs' or buzzwords like paleo or clean eating this is the wrong place. This book instead teaches you how to eat, how to listen to what your body is telling you, how to enjoy food again and how to unlearn all of the negative associations and guilt you have for food. It has helped me develop a healthy relationship with food and my body. I don't count carbs, calories or even my weight anymore, i eat whatever I want but stop when I am full and i don't beat myself up or punish myself if i do slip up and over indulge. Highly recommended.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 01-21-20

a must read for dieters

life changing! extremely valuable information and insights. Easy to listen to and understand. well set out.

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  • Pip
  • 10-04-16

Perfectly abridged

It's more like a masterclass than just a reading. I wish everyone could learn this.